Kate Griffin is a freelance literature consultant and specialist in international literature translated into English. An experienced project manager with international expertise, she has developed partnerships in the Middle East, China and Europe. She co-ordinates International PEN’s network of Free the Word! literary festivals around the world.
For nine years Kate worked for Arts Council England, in Newcastle and London, as a literature officer. From 2005 until 2010 she was a judge for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. She spent most of the 1990s working overseas in Belgium and Russia.